Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (White)

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL (White)

Microsoft Lumia 950 XL is rated4.1 out of5 by100.
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£339.00 incl. VAT

  • 5.7" WQHD display
  • 20MP camera with ZEISS optics
  • 32GB storage/expandable to 200GB via microSD
  • Windows 10

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  • 5.7" WQHD display
  • 20MP camera with ZEISS optics
  • 32GB storage/expandable to 200GB via microSD
  • Windows 10

 

 

Overview

Lumia 950 XL

Live life on your own terms with the Lumia 950 XL. It has a gorgeous 5.7-inch Quad HD display and a lightning-quick octa-core processor. Its 20MP camera features ZEISS optics and a triple LED natural flash. Plus, it works seamlessly with Windows 10 computers, making it the phone that works like a PC.

 One Windows experience

One Windows experience

Windows 10 keeps your digital life in sync across all your devices. All your apps, games, and music are in one convenient place with the Windows Store. And Cortana provides reminders on your Windows 10 devices. Plus, Office is easy to use on the 5.7-inch screen, and Outlook has the same rich editing tools as Microsoft Word.1

 Superior performance

Superior performance

Photos, videos, and games come to life on the gorgeous 5.7-inch Quad HD display. Its cutting-edge octa-core processor runs multiple apps simultaneously without flinching. And with USB-C fast charging and an extra-large battery, you’ll always have plenty of power no matter what.2

 World-class imaging

World-class imaging

Capture every detail of your life with the 20MP camera that automatically reduces motion blur for a sharper shot every time. And poorly lit situations are no match for the built-in triple LED natural flash, and the automatic setting allows you to tweak images afterwards.1

Exciting new features

We're extremely proud to bring you some revolutionary new ways to use your phone – dock the Lumia 950 XL and Windows apps scale up on a big screen. Want a personal log in experience? Use Windows Hello beta to unlock the Lumia 950 XL without entering a pin code.3

Tech Specs

Operating system

Windows 10

Processor

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810
Octa-core 2.0GHz
Clock rate: 2000 MHz

Display

5.7" WQHD (2560 x 1440)
TrueColour (24-bit/16M)
AMOLED, ClearBlack
518ppi
Orientation sensor, sunlight readability enhancements, easy to clean, high brightness mode, Lumia colour profile, wide viewing angle, Corning Gorilla Glass 4, automatic brightness control
Super sensitive touch

Memory4

Mass memory: 32GB
RAM: 3GB
Maximum memory card size: 200GB
Expandable memory card type: microSD
Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage

Battery5

Replaceable battery
3340mAh
3.8V
Built-in wireless charging, fast charging
Wireless charging standard: Qi
Max standby time: Up to 300 hr
Max talk time : Up to 19 hr
Max music playback time: 70 hr
Max Wi-Fi network browsing time: 9 hr
Max video playback time: 11 hr

Networks6

GSM network: 850MHz, 900MHz, 1800MHz, 1900MHz
GSM max data speed DL: EGPRS 296.0kbps
GSM max data speed UL: EGPRS 236.8kbps
WCDMA network: Band 1 (2100MHz), Band 2 (1900MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850MHz), Band 8 (900MHz)
WCDMA max data speed DL: 42.2Mbps (Cat 24)
WCDMA max data speed UL: 5.76Mbps (Cat 6)
LTE FDD network: Band 1 (2100MHz), Band 17 (700MHz), Band 2 (1900MHz), Band 20 (800MHz), Band 3 (1800MHz), Band 4 (1700/2100 MHz), Band 5 (850MHz), Band 7 (2600MHz), Band 8 (900MHz), Band 28 (700MHz), Band 12 (700MHz)
TD-LTE network: Band 38 (2570-2620MHz), Band 40 (2300-2400MHz), Band 41 partially (2555-2575MHz)
LTE max data speed DL: 300 Mbps (Cat 6)
LTE max data speed UL: 50 Mbps (Cat 6)

Maps and navigation7

Location technologies: A-GLONASS, A-GPS, barometer, cellular and Wi-Fi network positioning, sensor enhanced positioning, gyroscope, A-BeiDou
Maps: Free maps, online and offline favourites, pin places to Start screen, real-time traffic information, reveal the surrounding places, turn-by-turn walk directions, public transport and drive directions, free global voice guided turn-by-turn drive navigation, offline maps and navigation, speed limit information, map views: satellite, street maps, public transport

Main camera

20MP auto focus with two-stage capture key
Digital zoom: 2x
6-lens optics
Optical image stabilization
Sensor size: 1/2.4"
F-number/aperture: f/1.9
Focal length: 26mm
Flash type: Natural flash
Features: Backside-illuminated image sensor, High-resolution zoom 2x, PureView, True 16:9 sensor, Fast Focus
Minimum focus range: 10cm

Front-facing camera

Full HD 5MP wide angle
F-number/aperture: f/2.4
Features: Still image capture, Video call, Video recording
Front camera video resolution: 1080p (Full HD, 1920 x 1080)

Video recording

Main camera video resolution: 4K (3840 x 2160)
Video frame rate: 30fps
Video zoom: 3x
Video recording features: Video zoom, optical image stabilization, Continuous autofocus, Video light, Lumia Rich Recording with four microphones, Lumia Video Trimmer app
Video recording formats: MP4/H.264

Audio

Recording codecs: AAC LC, AMR-NB, GSM FR
Recording: Lumia Rich Recording with four microphones
Playback: Graphical equalizer, virtualized loudspeaker listening
Radio features: FM Radio8

Video playback

30fps
Codecs: H.263, H.264/AVC, MPEG-4, VC-1, Windows video, H.265/HEVC
Video streaming: YouTube browsing and video streaming, streaming from video services and Internet, progressive video download, Video Upload app

Design

Design details: Exchangeable back cover
Other user interface features: Glance screen, tactile feedback, voice commands, voice dictation in edit fields

Keys and input methods

Touch, volume keys, camera key, power/lock key

Sensors

Ambient light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, Barometer, Gyroscope, Magnetometer, SensorCore

Tools and productivity9

Productivity features: Calendar, interactive notifications, pin information to Start screen, reminders, voice dictation in edit fields, wired and wireless Continuum for phone, Word Flow keyboard
Personal information management features: Calculator, alarm clock, reminders, phonebook, to-do list, Kid’s Corner, OneNote, social networks in Phonebook, Wallet, file manager
Business apps: Adobe Reader free download, Company Hub for enterprise applications, Microsoft Outlook, OneDrive storage for documents and notes, Skype for Business, Integrated OneDrive for Business, Office apps
Back-up and restore data: Yes
Sync type: Exchange Active Sync, Via Windows Phone apps, OneDrive documents
Device management: AirWatch, MobileIron, Symantec, Microsoft System Center, OMA Client Provisioning v1.1, OMA Device Management 1.1.2, OMA Device Management v1.2, Windows Intune

Messaging features

Text messaging, automatic resizing of images for MMS, distribution lists for messaging, multimedia messaging, conversational chat style SMS, unified inbox for SMS and MMS, concatenated SMS for long messages, integrated text messaging and chat, number screening for messaging, text-to-speech message reader, built-in RCS chat

Call management

Call types: Conference call, HD voice call, Skype video call, Skype voice call
Call management features: Call waiting, call history, call forwarding, integrated hands-free speakers, speed dial, voice mail, call recording, seamless upgrade to video call
Noise cancellation: Multi-microphone uplink noise cancellation
Phonebooks: Supports one integrated phonebook

Other applications

Game features: Touch UI, Xbox Live Hub, DirectX 11

Email

Viewing and editing of email attachments, multiple email accounts, HTML emails, inbox filtering, text-to-speech message reader, conversational view on email, linked inboxes

Browser

Microsoft Edge

Social apps

Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, WhatsApp, OneDrive

Device security

General Security features: Device lock, PIN code, Device lock passcode, Regular signed firmware updates, Track and Protect via Internet, application certification, application sandboxing, backup and restore via Internet, browser integrated anti-phishing, remote device lock via Internet, remote device wipe via Internet, secure boot, signed OS, consumer VPN, Windows Hello ready
Enterprise security features: Mobile VPN, remote lock and wipe, hardware accelerated device encryption, mobile device management, remote security policy enforcement, data protection under PIN lock, secure identities
Supported security standards: TLS v1.0, TLS v1.1, TLS v1.2, SSL v3.0, Suite B ciphers
Wi-Fi security modes: EEAP-TTLS/MSCHAPv2, WPA, WEP, EAP-AKA, PEAP-MSCHAPv2, WPA2 (AES/TKIP), WPA2-Enterprise, WPA2-Personal, EAP-TLS, WPA-Enterprise, EAP-SIM, WPA-Personal

Connectivity

Nano SIM
3.5mm audio connector, DisplayPort over USB-C
Charging connectors: USB-C
System connectors: USB-C
USB, USB 3.1
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth profiles: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) 1.2, Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) 1.4, Generic Attribute Profile (GATT), Hands-free profile (HFP) 1.6, Human Interface Device Profile (HID), Object Push profile (OPP) 1.1, Personal Area Network Profile (PAN) 1.0, Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP) 1.1, HID over GATT profile (HOGP) 1.0, Message Access Profile (MAP)
NFC: Pairing, secure NFC for payment, sharing, tagging
Wi-Fi: WLAN IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, MIMO, Wi-Fi call
Wi-Fi hotspot: Up to 8 Wi-Fi-enabled devices
Other wireless connectivity: Screen projection

Local sharing

Peer-to-peer sharing: Play to DLNA app, Nearby Discovery

Dimensions

5.98 x 3.09 x .33 inches (151.9 x 78.4 x 8.3 mm) (L x W x H10)

Weight

5.82 ounces (165 grams)

In the box

  • Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
  • Product user guide
  • Battery
  • Charger
  • USB-C cable

Ratings and reviews

Rated 5 out of5 by fromAt last! A mobile desktopAs a long time user of Microsoft software (from MSDOS), I have been waiting for the convenience of a pocket version of my desktop. I have been using a Windows phone for 3 years but so far it has never quite made it. This latest Windows 10 incarnation really does allow me to carry in my pocket all the files I need in a thoroughly transparent way. I am very happy! With regard to the 950XL, I am impressed with the quality of the screen, the camera, the features and the functionality. I bought the 950XL with the 'Jack Spade' case and the wireless charging plate, both of which are excellent. I am very satisfied with this purchase, it is the best phone which I have owned.
Date published: 2016-03-12
Rated 5 out of5 by fromGreat DeviceI have owned the 640 xl for over a year, bought it June 2015 and while it's still a great phone, the 950 xl is in a different league.I bought the 950 xl with the free Microsoft Dock and what was a surprise! was the Phone and Dock arrived in the same parcel. Well done Microsoft Store Ireland, no wait for the Dock.The Amoled 1440 x 2560 pixel display is gorgeous, way better than the 1080p 640 xl, also a lot brighter with more colour dept. Using outdoor with strong sun light, the amoled screen is easy to read. No need to adjust screen brightness.The Dock is very good to use with Continuum.
Date published: 2016-10-06
Rated 5 out of5 by fromwould recomend love this phone can not put it downvery quick no lag at all. Hello is fastand works very well to log in. I have used continuum with Microsoft Wireless adapter (with Microsoft Bluetooth keyboard and Logitec Bluetooth mouse) on multiple monitors and no lag with continuum I have used outlook word played video without buffering (streaming) Continuum. Was surprised how quick this was using wireless adapter I will be using this feature a lot. Bluetooth connection to car stereo very good quality better than any other phone I have had
Date published: 2015-12-06
Rated 1 out of5 by fromPoor...I bought the handset as the deal with the dock seemed that I might be able to use the phone as an alternative to starting up the laptop and as a phone was on a par with the iPhone I was using.Unfortunately, the phone can't deal with basic operations such as MMS or render email correctly. On contacting Microsoft I was told the settings, which were entered correctly according to the mobile provider, should be entered according to the mobile provider!? The store, though not Microsoft's fault, is limited. The apps are not as good as their iPhone equivalents.It's a real shame because I *really* wanted to like the Microsoft mobile platform...
Date published: 2016-04-05
Rated 5 out of5 by fromI love it!I love it! It works great and with new software updates it's even more reliable than it was before.The camera is marvellous and takes just fantastic and gorgeous photos which are great to look at on the fabulous screen the phone has.The phone is speedy and works flawlessly; you don't need to wait for applications to load each time you switch apps like other phones. You don't need to clear cache and data to get your phone up to speed again like other phones.You don't need to be worried about your storage as it has 32GB of storage and you can expand it to 200GB easily. It can also sync all your files to your OneDrive which gives you additional secure storage online.It worth every penny you pay for it.
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 4 out of5 by fromGreat phone but bewareI wanted a great phone with dual sim capability. Reading the reviews it appeared this phone had that capability so I bought it in the UK. I got the 950XL. It does not have dual sim, only a single nano sim. Very disappointed so back to two phones. I don't know if this is just a special variant for the UK. The other thing to beware of is that it does not use the standard small usb charging plug of other Nokia (Lumia) phones. It has it's own unique plug. All my existing cables are now obsolete and yet another cable to carry round with me. Other than those points it's a great phone. Well done Nokia.
Date published: 2015-12-23
Rated 5 out of5 by fromExcellent hardware, OS work in progressThe hardware of my new 950 XL is excellent, and the setup and restore process was hassle free and easy. Since the 10586.29 software upgrade the OS is performing much better with increased battery life being available. 95% of the important functionality works without any issues. As I purchased this device unlocked I am looking forward to getting OS upgrades which iron out the remaining creases. Just placed an order for the free Microsoft Display Dock, so no complaints about value either.
Date published: 2015-12-09
Rated 5 out of5 by fromBrilliant PhoneBeen waiting a long time for a worthy upgrade to my 920, and the 950xl doesn't disappoint. Great screen great camera nice and fast. Got an 128gb microsd card in it so lots of storage. Can't wait for my free display dock to turn up :) There's still quite a few bugs with windows 10 that should be ironed out in the next few months. Highly recommended!!!
Date published: 2015-12-06
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